Best Trail Running in Wisconsin

This list represents the most popular trail running in Wisconsin. Use this list to plan your next Wisconsin trail running trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Olin Park and Turville Point Conservation Park


Venture out to Turville Point jutting into Lake Monona, take a tour through the woods and a bit of prairie, and have a picnic with a view of the Capitol. From the trailhead, start straight for the w…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Madison"
Madison, WI - Hiking, Trail Running - 2 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#2. Old Pass Road and Crater Trail


Whether you’re looking for a handicapped-accessible hike with a wilder feel than you’d get on any of the town and county’s pathways or a hike where you don’t need to constantly watch the ground in fro…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Jackson Hole "
Wilson, WI - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 2.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Gallistel Woods


On the north side of the arboretum from the visitor center, this hike through part of a 28-acre deciduous forest and wetland features wildflowers growing along the paths in both spring and fall. In th…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Madison"
Madison, WI - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Trail Running - 1.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Southwest Commuter Path


This hike heads northeast across Madison, eventually reaching Camp Randall Stadium, just west of the University of Wisconsin campus. Beginning alongside Dunn’s Marsh in the suburb of Fitchburg, the hi…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Madison"
Madison, WI - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 9.8 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Capital City State Trail


Beginning at the trailhead by Dunn’s Marsh, at the same starting point as the South- west Commuter Path hike, this is a pleasant stroll along a cycling trail that runs along the outskirts of Madison,…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Madison"
Madison, WI - Hiking, Trail Running - 4.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Wingra Creek Trail


Beginning at one of Madison’s smaller lakes, this hike follows a bicycle path along a winding creek just beyond some older commercial development. It reaches its half- way point at one of Madison’s mo…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Madison"
Madison, WI - Hiking, Trail Running - 3.8 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Scuppernong Trail


Some of the most scenic and peaceful stretches of woodland can be found on this hike in Kettle Moraine State Forest, with lots of massive pines and other trees along the path. The hiking area, like ot…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Madison"
North Prairie, WI - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Trail Running - 5.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides